Today Is The Day...

A couple years back Coach Kim got me a Christmas gift….

She's awesome like that (as you all know), but this Christmas gift was extra special to me. 

What's funny is it was probably a less than $10 gift, a coffee mug in fact, which to most, would have been pretty normal.

On the coffee mug it says...

"Today Is The Day!"

For 99.9% of people in this world it would have been just another coffee mug you stick in your cabinet.

For me, it's a reminder of my biggest area of opportunity, and Kim has been a huge mentor to me in this category of life.  

One of my largest strengths is to be able to have a vision and plan out 3, 4, 5 years from now, reverse engineer that into a daily or weekly goal, and then execute on that daily.

It's no coincidence that Megan and I bought a house at 26, that we got married in 2016, or that the business is where it’s at.

Five years ago all of those were on my 5-year plan, and I reverse engineered the goals into manageable chunks that I executed daily, weekly, and monthly. 

However, as they say…

Your greatest strength is also your greatest weakness.

At any given time, I'm very rarely "in the moment."

I have gotten much better at it over the years, but it’s still a large area of opportunity.

I'm always thinking about ways to make things better, what's next, it's never good enough, and constantly focusing on the future. 

During the holidays this is especially true. 

I'm not one to sit around and do nothing. 

I'd be reading a blog, watching a video on marketing, or planning out my next week. 

I know it's scary, but I'm being honest. 

The mug that Kim got me is my daily reminder (I drink A LOT of coffee) that TODAY IS THE DAY.

So, I'm writing this for you, and I'm writing this as a reminder for me. 

Today is the day. 

I’m so excited for these next 24 hours with Kaden.

This will be his second Christmas, but the first that we’ll actually get to see his reaction to a empty box and some cardboard :)

He's a great reminder for me to slow down, enjoy each moment, and remember...

Today is the day. 

As you spend time with your family this holiday, remember today is the day. 

Soak it in. 


Be present. 

Put that phone away. 

Pick your head up.

Today is the day. 

Happy Holidays from my family to yours. 

I hope you enjoy every minute of it. 

1% Better.

Dedicated to Your Success,

Doug Spurling